Old saying: It is hard to remember your main objective is to drain the swamp when you're up to your buttocks (printable version) in alligators! This is so very true! Between trying to fight a war in Iraq, a war in Washington, both of which have not gone well recently, George Bush kinda got his posterior chewed on Tuesday. He called it a "thumpin". I personally thought it was all quite predictable.
Now the Dems are all saying "No paybacks". If anyone out there really believes that let me know. I have some ocean-front property in beautiful downtown Woodbury I want to talk to you about. I thought I saw Fancy Nancy actually drooling on her blouse in anticipation. Let the games begin!
On another note, I just read an interesting article about General Jack Pershing, aka General Black Jack Pershing. He had a tank named after him, by the way.
DISCLAIMER: Some folks may find this offensive. Read at your own peril.
In the early 1900's he was the Military Governor of Moro Province in the Phillipines. Just before WWI, there were a number of terrorist attacks on the United States forces in the Philippines by Muslim extremists (imagine that). So, General Pershing captured fifty terrorists and had them tied to posts for execution (imagine that). He then had his men bring in two pigs and slaughter them in front of the now horrified terrorists (this should totally offend both the PC'rs and the PETA folks). Muslims detest pork because they believe pigs are filthy animals. Some of them simply refuse to eat it, while others won't even touch pigs at all, nor any of their by-products. To them, eating or touching a pig, its meat, its blood, etc., is to be instantly barred from paradise (and all those virgins) and doomed to hell. The soldiers then soaked their bullets in the pig blood, and proceeded to execute forty nine of the terrorists by firing squad. The soldiers then dug a big hole, dumped in the terrorist's bodies and covered them in pig blood, entrails, etc. They let the fiftieth man go. And for the next forty two years there was not a single Muslim extremist attack anywhere in the world. Maybe it is time for this segment of history to repeat itself, maybe in Iraq? The question is, where do we find another Black Jack Pershing?
End of article.
The only question in my mind is, why didn't they make the terrorists dig their own hole?